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Two schools evacuated as Israeli gunman open fires outside

An Israeli settler opened fire on Sunday outside two schools in the West Bank, as other settlers rampaged through the street under the protection of Israeli forces, reports Wafa News Agency. The schools are at the entrance to the village of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of Nablus in the West …

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Palestinian police patrol Hebron in rare sight for locals

Palestinians in the old town of Hebron were recently surprised to see armed and uniformed officers of the Palestinian security forces patrolling the town for the first time since 1997. The city in the southern West Bank is divided into two parts under the Hebron Protocol signed in 1997 between Israel and the PLO. …

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Humanitarian Coordinator urges Israel to allow emergency fuel into Gaza

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, called upon the Israeli authorities on Wednesday to immediately allow the entry of UN-purchased emergency fuel into the besieged Gaza Strip. McGoldrick said, in a press statement by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory, “restricting the …

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Germany contributes over €8 million to UNRWA’s food program

The government of Germany announced, on Wednesday, a contribution of an additional support of €8.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) food program in the besieged Gaza Strip. The German representative Office in Ramallah said in a statement that the €8.4 million contribution …

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EU diplomats express concern, call on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian structures

The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed “strong concern” on Monday about the Israeli dismantling and confiscation of a donor-funded women’s center and kindergarten serving the Bedouin and refugee community of Jabal al-Baba, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on 25 July. Jabal …

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Palestinians are being impoverished by the manipulation of humanitarian aid

In March, the World Bank issued a press release stating that the deterioration in Gaza’s humanitarian situation is preventing economic growth. Among the destabilisation factors mentioned were the lack of access to basic services, unemployment and cuts in UNRWA funding. Israel’s colonial violence was excluded completely from the analysis presented …

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